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According to the UNSW, in the fight against global terrorism, architecture has a surprisingly important role to play.
Look at this photo of two coral skeletons below. You’d be forgiven for thinking they’re the same species, or at least closely related, but looks can be deceiving. These two species diverged tens of millions of years ago, probably earlier than our human lineage split from baboons and macaques.
Ultraviolet light has a long history as a disinfectant and the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, is readily rendered harmless by UV light.
Digital communications have spread conspiracy theories more widely than ever before, particularly in this uncertain and tumultuous year.
COVID-19 has triggered a crisis for public transport, as lockdowns caused its use to plummet by 70-90% worldwide.
A new report from the New South Wales Productivity Commission (NSWPC) announces that “[higher] housing costs […] impose broader economic costs”.
In the face of the global health and climate crises, we look at our cities both anxiously and hopefully. We deviate from our normal patterns of behaviour to avoid close physical contact and suffer associated emotional and practical losses. At the same time, we envision our cities’ lasting transformation for the better.
As climate change worsens, the future of fossil fuel jobs and infrastructure is uncertain. But a new energy storage technology invented in Australia could enable coal-fired power stations to run entirely emissions-free.
When it comes to commercial construction, builders and designers are scoping out new ways to improve efficiency, save money and have more streamlined construction sites. One proven solution is choosing permanent formwork as an alternative to conventional masonry block, precast concrete or in-situ building methods.
The Morrison government today declared it will axe buybacks of water entitlements from irrigators, placating farmers who say the system has damaged their livelihood and communities.
With next fire season already underway, the bushfire royal commission yesterday released an interim report.
Most Australian homes have been built to notoriously poor standards. The energy performance of existing homes in Victoria, for instance, averages 1.8 stars – 6 stars is mandatory for newly built homes under the 10-star Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NaTHERS).